October 2023

Here are the days of the Chol Q’ij mapped on to the Gregorian month of October 2023.

This month the big news in the Americas is the annular solar eclipse on October 14th. It will carve a path of totality across the southwest USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras, down through the rest of central America and into Colombia and Brasil. Check this link for timing and places! The eclipse will be visible to varying degrees across the entirety of the Americas. This eclipse occurs 2599 days (10 x 260 day cycles) after the annular eclipse across mid-Africa of 1st September 2016.

As the darker nights begin to arrive (in the Northern hemisphere), we are treated to a greater number of celestial events. During this time we will have the both the Draconid meteor shower on the 7th, and Orionid meteor shower, one of the most spectacular I have ever personally observed, on 21st/22nd.  This year the Orionid meteor shower will be close to the full moon, which will wash out the sky and mean teh shower is much less visible. It will be best viewed around 4am on the morning of the 22nd, but will likely produce meteors a day either side of this too!

If you are the more technically minded I have also created a plugin for Google calendar which will enable you to track the days of the sacred calendar on your smartphone. In this way you can ensure that your activities are aligned to the most conducive energies! It is available for purchase here.

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